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MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a members-owned cooperative and an institution of the national Farm Credit system, recently reported their third quarter financial results for 2014. Net income for the quarter of $12.3 million was up $2.3 million from the $10.0 million for the same quarter of 2013.  For the first nine months of 2014, net income […]

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By Danny Klinefelter, DTN Farm Business Adviser AgFax.Com – Your Online Ag News Source I think I’ve seen both sides of the commercial banking and Farm Credit System debates: My family’s farm borrows from a community bank and we own stock in three commercial banks. I was one of the organizers of a Texas state […]

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Veteran’s Day is about thanking those that have served our country, and even though Veteran’s Day has come and gone, we still have some celebrating to do. The next issue of our Leader magazine will feature a program that educates veterans on organic farming and three different customers that not only help feed our nation, […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit has announced Homegrown by Heroes, a food labeling program available to veterans who grow food products and provide them to consumers, is now available to customers in their territory. Created by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Homegrown by Heroes marketing initiative provides those eligible with the Homegrown by Heroes label, which […]

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As Cooperative Month comes to a close, we would like to take one last look at our 2014 Scholarship Winner’s Cooperative Essays and their insight as to why Cooperatives are important to the agriculture industry. By: Jared Harshman, 2014 Scholarship Winner from Mt. Airy, Maryland “Today’s farmer (agricultural advocate) is continually facing challenges brought on […]

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As a part of our Scholarship Program at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, each year, we present 12 scholarship awards to ambitious students that are ready to take the next step in furthering their education. These students have demonstrated excellence in their schoolwork as well as outside the classroom. Part of the scholarship application involves answering essay […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Kelsey Maslen as a loan officer trainee. She will be based out of the company’s office in Frederick, Maryland and will report directly to John Stump, loan manager for MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Kelsey will be a great addition to our loan staff,” says Stump. “Her outgoing personality […]

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In case you missed our post last week, we are very excited for Cooperative month. Being a part of a cooperative has many benefits; if you happen to be a member-borrower at MidAtlantic Farm Credit, one of those benefits includes your patronage return! Last week we also highlighted some of the excellent things our 2014 […]

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Farmers are important not only on a large scale, but on a small scale too. We need farmers to provide food for the ever growing population, and what better place to start then in our schools? The National Farm to School Network began in the late 1990s advocating the incorporation of local foods into school […]

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By: Kurt Fuchs, Government Affairs Officer In the seven months since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been busy establishing the rules and regulations that provide more detail on how to actually use the various programs established by the bill. Much of the buzz right […]

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